Element record MCC1046 - Roman tessellated pavement, Bowling Green, East Hill House, Colchester


Roman tessellated pavement, Bowling Green, East Hill House, recorded in 1907.


Grid reference TM 00178 25151 (point)
Map sheet TM02NW


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Full Description

While levelling the meadow in February 1907 for the bowling-green, a large piece of red tessellated pavement was found.<1><2><3><4> During contractors excavations of a trench for a new day nursery in the grounds of East Hill House (ECC526), a disturbed tessellated pavement was recorded together with sandy clay loam and mortar patches 'suggesting that a building occupied most of the southern part of the excavated area'.<5>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Unknown. 1907. Unknown. 4/2/1907. 4/2/1907.
  • <2> Article in serial: Unknown. 1907. Unknown. 1/2/1907. 1/2/1907.
  • <3> Monograph: Hull, M. Rex. 1958. Roman Colchester: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No. XX. Insula 40, No 44, p.218.
  • <4> Article in serial: Laver, Henry. 1906. Mosaic pavements in Colchester. T.E.A.S. Vol. ix, pages 84-1990. TEAS, x, 89.
  • <5> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1992. CAR 6: Excavations at Culver Street, the Gilberd School, and other sites in Colchester 1971-85. 6. pp.375-378.

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Oct 12 2016 12:15PM

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